Wilmington NC Events
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Upcoming Events Wilmington NC - Upcoming Events in Wilmington, North Carolina include exciting festivals, concerts, museum displays, social gatherings, holiday festivities, and more. We want YOU to participate and share in the excitement! Take a glance at these upcoming events taking place in Wilmington North Carolina, and start planning your trip to this beautiful coastal city today! Enjoy comfortable Wilmington beach accommodations and take part in all of the wonderful events that Wilmington has to offer. 

Upcoming Events in Wilmington NC - Whether you are searching for delicious dining, family fun things to do, outdoor adventures, beautiful scenery, or indoor activities, Wilmington is the place to be! Enjoy fantastic upcoming local events and activities all year long. 

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  1. 22
    Feb
    Art for All at Brooklyn Arts Center
    The Brooklyn Arts Center is thrilled to announce Art for All 10 on Saturday, February 22. This will be our biggest show yet! More than 50 of the finest local and regional artists will present one-of-a-kind art in the Church and in The Annex. Wilmington’s finest food trucks will feed the crowd each day — A&M Red Food Truck on Saturday and WilmyWoodie on Sunday — Grumpy Grandpa’s Coffee Shop will serve coffee, and the BAC Bar will provide additional liquid sustenance.
  2. 29
    Feb
    Cardinal Strut 5K
    Get ready for the 11th Annual Cardinal Strut 5K Run and Walk at Holly Tree Elementary School! For the 11th year in a row, this event will benefit Greater Wilmington area families dealing with a Pediatric Cancer Diagnosis. All are welcome to run, walk, skip or strut their way across our 5K course through the Woodberry Forest neighborhood. Finishers Medals for all participants!
  3. 14
    March
    Steve Haydu St Patrick's Lo Tide Run
    Come join the biggest St. Patrick's Day party in Carolina Beach. Come dressed in green as you run or walk at the beach to help people battling cancer. The mission of the Lo Tide Run (an all-volunteer board) is to provide monetary assistance to New Hanover County residents who are battling cancer and struggling with financial obligations, and to empower the community to come together to support and honor local cancer warriors through a fun and inspiring 5K and 10K.
  4. 20-21
    March
    Wilmington Marathon
    The Full Marathon is the perfect Boston Marathon qualifying event because it’s fast, flat, and notorious for being the backdrop for setting personal bests. The course starts in Wrightsville Beach and makes a straight shot to downtown Wilmington. Runners will span 6 bridges (4 flat) and run the best Wilmington, NC has to offer. Come span the Cape Fear Coast and run from destination to destination.
  5. 20-29
    March
    Cape Fear Craft Beer Week
    CFCBW continues a tradition of celebrating the Cape Fear’s thriving craft beer culture through a ten-day celebration that attracts beer tourism, draws awareness to our region, and serves as a showcase for the area’s breweries, bottle shops, restaurants, and craft-centric businesses. The week features events showcasing not only beer brewed in the Cape Fear Region, but invites participants to explore venues where craft beer marries comfortable environments, friendly conversation, and craft cuisine around Wilmington.
  6. 21-22
    March
    Made in NC at Brooklyn Arts Center
    Made In NC, a gorgeous and diverse community craft show is scheduled for Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22, 2020. Admission to the show is $5 at the door and is good for both days. Includes a raffle ticket (kids 12 and under are free). Parking in the North Fourth neighborhood is free. Catch the Food Truck on Saturday, WilmyWoodie pizza truck on Sunday, Casa Blanca coffee shop, Cravings treats, BAC bar and over 50 vendors all in one place!
  7. 28
    Feb
    Diana Ross in Concert
    7:30PM
    Considered one of the most successful entertainers of all time, spend an evening with Diana Ross at the Wilson Center as part of the Diamond Diana Celebration marking the 75th birthday of the iconic superstar. From her landmark solo career to the early days as the leader of The Supremes, Ross helped shape the sound of popular -music. Tickets available by calling 910-362-7999. Rooms available at Holiday Inn Market St, check out our Where To Stay page for details.
  8. 27-29
    Feb
    Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music”
    Opera House Theatre Company presents at Thalian Hall "The Sound of Music." The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time. Tickets - (910) 632-2285
  9. 29
    Feb
    Wilmington Winter Wine & Beer Walk
    1:00PM
    This self-guided bi-annual tasting tour of downtown Wilmington's finest venues is a blast! Get a map at the check-in location and discover new and different beers and wines at the same time you discover new and exciting venues. To make it even better, receive two free samples of a specially selected wine or beer at each location! This event has limited tickets, please plan accordingly. Tickets call (216) 374-8884